“From a distance, Maria Sakari would not even be mistaken for anyone else on the pitch. She was born in Athens, but said she was from Sparta. Her father was born in Sparta. “Maria” As we all know, Iga has a difficult task. But it is not the first.
The 18th seeded Greek player in the WTA is Roland Garros. Ranked second after Iga, No. 9. So in theory, the Poles reached the quarterfinals as bad as possible. But Iga is an expert on difficult tasks.
Iga Świątek has won an amazing series in 11 consecutive games in Roland Garros. She won all of these without losing a set.
Her career record at the Paris Stadium is very good-14 wins and 1 loss. The fourth round of the 2019 debut, the 2020 champion, and now the quarter-finals-this is everyone’s emphasis-on the second consecutive championship.
Iga may be the first tennis player to defend his title in Paris since Justin Henin, the French Open champion in 2005, 2006 and 2007. She may be the first tennis player since 2000 to win Roland in both singles and doubles in a year (Mary Pierce did it 21 years ago), because she and Bethany Mattek-Sands have entered the half finals. Iga Świątek can do anything. These are not our words.
-I think Iga is just learning how it feels to be under pressure as a champion defender. But why did Iga win the tournament last year, and why does she win more Grand Slam tournaments? Mats Wieland asked. -Because she now knows how to do it well. He will not get overwhelmed. I think she has made incredible progress here-to rival the former ATP No. 1 and seven Grand Slam champions.
It is really important that you only consider the next task. Anastazja Pavlyuchenkova and Tamara Zidansek have reached the semi-finals. Both are the first time. One is ranked 32nd in the WTA rankings, and the other is only ranked 85th. The semifinals will be Corey Goff (25 WTA) or Barbora Krečkova (33 WTA). They are the tennis players who recently defeated Iga in Rome and are on their way to winning the championship in Poland. They will face the quarter-finals of the first Grand Slam in their lives today. We can look at all of this and find that Iga has the best chance. But it is a good thing that she does not do this. He is actually very concerned about the here and now.
-Everyone is talking about Iga. She is someone everyone wants to overcome. The pressure will increase, and the Christmas game will become harder and harder. I believe that Iga will feel more pressure than all other tennis players who are still participating in the game-Chris Evert has no doubt about this.
But the best player in French Open history (she won 7 of her 18 Grand Slam titles in Paris, and no other tennis player has won the French Open so many times) believes Iga has everything to cope with the increasing The pressure of growth. -After winning Roland last year, Iga said she was greedy and wanted to win more. She didn’t say, “Oh, I won the French Open! I’m going to celebrate.” Then she seemed to be asking when the next game would be won, as if to say: “I want to start training right away.” The American legend said that I think Iga Świątek will continue to win Grand Slam championships.
Wieland, who has always admired Iga, now even sees her resembling Rafael Nadal, who will win his 14th (!) French Open championship in Paris. -Rafa Nadal is Iga’s idol. What did you take away from your idol? method. And no matter which round it is, the important thing is to solve the problems you have to solve-European sports experts said.